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Report: Nearly Half Of Detroiters Canít Read
WWJ-TV ^ | 5/4/11 | Staff

Posted on 05/04/2011 3:50:47 PM PDT by Nachum

DETROIT – According to a new report, 47 percent of Detroiters are ”functionally illiterate.” The alarming new statistics were released by the Detroit Regional Workforce Fund on Wednesday. WWJ Newsradio 950 spoke with the Fund’s Director, Karen Tyler-Ruiz, who explained exactly what this means. “Not able to fill out basic forms, for getting a job — those types of basic everyday (things). Reading a prescription; what’s on the bottle, how many you should take… just your basic everyday tasks,” she said. “I don’t really know how they get by, but they do.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: detroiters; half; nearly; report
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1 posted on 05/04/2011 3:50:48 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Why would anyone think it is alarming for Detroit? Unless they are a Lib!


2 posted on 05/04/2011 3:52:55 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Nachum

Another Democratic stronghold to be held up as a fine example of a modern American city.


3 posted on 05/04/2011 3:53:07 PM PDT by notpoliticallycorewrecked (According to the MSM, I'm a fringe sitting, pajama wearing, Freeper)
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To: Nachum

Sure they can - it just isn’t English.


4 posted on 05/04/2011 3:54:57 PM PDT by TomServo
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To: Nachum
47 percent of Detroiters are ”functionally illiterate.”

Every one of 'em has a blog, too.

There's your "new media".

5 posted on 05/04/2011 3:55:13 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: notpoliticallycorewrecked

And people were shocked, just shocked, earlier this year, when the census numbers showed a huge decline in the population of Detroit. I think all of the decent people with an ounce of common sense have moved out of Detroit.


6 posted on 05/04/2011 3:56:40 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Nachum

What did they pay for that library?


7 posted on 05/04/2011 3:57:11 PM PDT by Crawdad
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To: Nachum

And guess who they’ll vote for in 2012.


8 posted on 05/04/2011 3:57:11 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Nachum

And they wonder why industry wants to leave.

We’re in a fix, folks. There just aren’t enough ditch digging jobs to go around for the mexicans AND the uneducated.


9 posted on 05/04/2011 3:57:17 PM PDT by Terry Mross (Only a SECOND party will get my vote.)
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To: Nachum

Yet Detroit has some of the highest paid teachers in the country.


10 posted on 05/04/2011 3:57:56 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Nachum

Now who lives in the Detroit metropolitan area, and if one were to draw a venn diagram, how much of a demographic overlap might there be?


11 posted on 05/04/2011 3:58:19 PM PDT by Big Bronson
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To: Nachum

“Look for the union label”


12 posted on 05/04/2011 3:58:19 PM PDT by maine yankee
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To: Nachum
According to a new report, 47 percent of Detroiters are ”functionally illiterate.”

I'm going to have to challenge the term 'functionally'. Not sure that the ability to use a state-issued EBT card is considered 'functional'.

13 posted on 05/04/2011 3:58:28 PM PDT by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies. Plan it.)
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To: Nachum

Not surprised.

The detroiters have probably been schooled in the democrats public schools which are completely worthless.


14 posted on 05/04/2011 3:59:18 PM PDT by scorchedearther
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To: notpoliticallycorewrecked

The natural consequence of a permanent welfare underclass, which breeds more gangbangers than scholars, and massive immigration from 3rd world countries. And Bloomberg’s solution is to fill up Detroit with more of the smae. Evict the 700,000 current residents and replace them with 700,000 Chinese/Korean/Japanese and you might turn that city around. Add another 100,000 muslims and all you’ll get is another Gaza Strip.


15 posted on 05/04/2011 3:59:24 PM PDT by littleharbour
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To: Nachum
I know...

They need a special “stimulus package” for the Dept. of Education!!

It's for the CHILDREN!!!!!

16 posted on 05/04/2011 3:59:58 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: Nachum

If they read they could learn it’s unwise to vote democrat.


17 posted on 05/04/2011 4:00:11 PM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: Nachum

They need to double the amount of money being spent for schools.

Then, only 25% of Detroiters would be able to read.


18 posted on 05/04/2011 4:00:39 PM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: Nachum

But they can vote! “Where did Obama get the money you’re here for?” “I don’t know, his stash, Obama’s stash!”


19 posted on 05/04/2011 4:00:47 PM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: Nachum
Every last one of them is a dim... there can be no doubt... but I bet they can count the money that they get when they cash their gubmint checks!

LLS

20 posted on 05/04/2011 4:01:54 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (THANK YOU PRESIDENT BUSH! Show the picture of bin laden you kenyan fagot!)
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To: Nachum
Detroit book depository
21 posted on 05/04/2011 4:04:43 PM PDT by dk88 (Keep your laws off my body)
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To: Nachum

Why waste time with stupid stuff like learning and planning a future when you can just strut around town in your $300 tennis shoes and your pants hanging off your knees, listening to the latest rap song ‘bout slappin’ dem bitches and ho’s around. I mean, dat’s where it is, right?


22 posted on 05/04/2011 4:05:42 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (A communist is just a liberal in a hurry)
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To: Nachum

...how much money is Michigan dumping in to education again?


23 posted on 05/04/2011 4:06:01 PM PDT by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: Nachum

24 posted on 05/04/2011 4:07:12 PM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: Nachum

Ooooh, that’s gotta smart.


25 posted on 05/04/2011 4:07:22 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (They don't need to do another 911. They have BHO and the Fleebaggers.)
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To: Crawdad

I didn’t know they called video stores, “libraries”.

Good thing no Detroit native can read what I wrote.


26 posted on 05/04/2011 4:08:37 PM PDT by Jonty30
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To: TomServo
"Sure they can - it just isn’t English."

First, you're thinking of Dearborn. I believe the Dearborn Public Schools are more than 74% ethnic Arab. Second, don't kid yourself about the Arab population surrounding Detroit being stupid - they aren't, at all. The three public high schools in the Dearborn area perform WAY above the national public school averages - WAY above. And, all of their dropout rates are very, very low - again, significantly below national averages, and WAY below the MI average.

The Detroit Public School system, OTOH, is a disaster. I read several years ago that its graduation rate was below 30% - think about that - only 3 in 10 students graduate from high school, if that.

27 posted on 05/04/2011 4:08:52 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: Nachum

just wait until they check chicago...


28 posted on 05/04/2011 4:09:05 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Cementjungle
"And guess who they’ll vote for in 2012."

Probably twice, or more.

29 posted on 05/04/2011 4:09:41 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: LibLieSlayer

Mexicans work but the welfare class just sit on there ass..


30 posted on 05/04/2011 4:09:56 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Nachum

In othwer news a recent study found that 267% of Detroiters voted in the 2008 elections.


31 posted on 05/04/2011 4:12:26 PM PDT by MeganC (NO WAR FOR OIL! ........except when a Democrat's in charge.)
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To: Nachum

Don’t worry, Barack Obama promises that if they just get free high-speed internet, all of that will change, or something.


32 posted on 05/04/2011 4:12:43 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: OldDeckHand

I wasn’t talking about the Arabs..


33 posted on 05/04/2011 4:12:57 PM PDT by TomServo
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To: Hojczyk
When I think of Detroit... I think of a black populace... but you are correct... mexicans are pushing out the blacks and are taking over.

LLS

34 posted on 05/04/2011 4:14:35 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (THANK YOU PRESIDENT BUSH! Show the picture of bin laden you kenyan fagot!)
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To: Nachum

and many of them work at schools


35 posted on 05/04/2011 4:16:34 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Nachum
47 percent of Detroiters are functionally illiterate.
Actually, I'm surprised it's that low. I would have guessed somewhere around 70%.
36 posted on 05/04/2011 4:17:29 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Nachum

Thanks to the NEA and Liberals.


37 posted on 05/04/2011 4:17:38 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: OldDeckHand

We’ve elected a secretary of state with zero tolerance for fraud.


38 posted on 05/04/2011 4:18:47 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: cripplecreek

Remind me again, how long have the democrats been running that area?


39 posted on 05/04/2011 4:21:33 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Some, believing they can't be deceived, it's nigh impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: Hojczyk
Mexicans work but the welfare class just sit on there ass..

A majority of illegals are on some type of welfare program

40 posted on 05/04/2011 4:22:34 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: MHGinTN

Since at least the 60s. Like I said, we elected a serious secretary of state this time around and we already have democrats facing charges for multiple counts of election fraud.


41 posted on 05/04/2011 4:23:38 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Nachum

Reading english is “acting white”.


42 posted on 05/04/2011 4:24:25 PM PDT by Iron Munro (The purpose of fighting is to win. There is no possible victory in defense. -- John Steinbeck)
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To: Nachum

And you can bet that that 47% is almost unanimously living off the fruit of someone else’s labor. Freeloaders don’t need to be able to read.


43 posted on 05/04/2011 4:24:54 PM PDT by meyer (We will not sit down and shut up.)
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To: Nachum
Forty-seven percent of the adults in the state of New Mexico are functionally illiterate.

Generally, functional illiteracy is defined as the bottom two tiers out of five on the literacy scale.

Forty to fifty percent of all Americans fall in those two tiers. Detroit is not that far off the mark.

44 posted on 05/04/2011 4:25:33 PM PDT by MARTIAL MONK (I'm waiting for the POP!)
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To: Nachum

57% of Haitians are illiterate.

Detroit is just trying to catch up.


45 posted on 05/04/2011 4:29:35 PM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: Nachum

Ideal voters. Parasites. Yes we Kan!


46 posted on 05/04/2011 4:31:54 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Nachum

While I am not familiar with the Detroit teachers, I can assure you that the best teachers in the world would not be able to teach the population of Detroit anything. This is a population born on welfare, raised in crime-ridden communities by single parents who would rather sit on their butts and live off the system than even consider work and who taught their offspring that only chumps actually get up and go to a job.

These same welfare moochers send thugs to school who not only do not want to learn themselves, but make it their business to make certain the no one in any class they attend has a chance of learning, all the while, threatening not only classmates, but the teachers, as well. The education system is never going to be fixed as long as the libs make certain that the lazy and ignorant are paid to breed.


47 posted on 05/04/2011 4:32:56 PM PDT by onevoter
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To: Nachum

Mission accomplished ... it is so much easier to control ones sheeple if they can’t read.

Wouldn’t want them able to look up ‘stuff’ for themselves. Before you know it they would even be thinking for themselves.


48 posted on 05/04/2011 4:36:39 PM PDT by Let's Roll (Save the world's best healthcare - REPEAL, DEFUND Obamacare!)
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To: Nachum

The city is reverting to nature so why shouldn’t its residents revert to a caveman level of education?


49 posted on 05/04/2011 4:37:47 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("The time will come when Winter will ask you what you were doing all Summer" -- Henry Clay)
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To: Nachum

They don’t need to know how to read. They just need to know that D means good and R means bad.


50 posted on 05/04/2011 4:38:46 PM PDT by KansasGirl
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